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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: Are you going to visit a distillery or brewery this year Reply with quote

Wave wrote:
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talisker25 wrote:
If you are going to Scotland and you intend to visit a distillery or brewery, try this link


http://www.visitscotland.com/



Not bad but it doesn't seem to do Islay very well Sad

Actually I'm aleady making some inquiries now for hotels/b&b's for my trip to Scotland in June Cool


W00t!!
I just got reservations at the Lochside Hotel in Bowmore, Islay (just across the street from the Bowmore distillery!) for a week stay.
I've never stayed there before but I've had dinner there once which was quite nice and a it has good pub!

http://www.lochsidehotel.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you going to visit a distillery or brewery this year Reply with quote

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W00t!!
I just got reservations at the Lochside Hotel in Bowmore, Islay (just across the street from the Bowmore distillery!) for a week stay.
I've never stayed there before but I've had dinner there once which was quite nice and a it has good pub!

http://www.lochsidehotel.co.uk/


Have only stayed at the Lochside once since the new owners took over and the food wasn't anything special , your average pub fayre . We used to stay there all the time when Alistair and Ann had it , the food was superb and the Malt selection was stunning (250+ Islays and the other stuff) , spent many a long night dramming and chatting ......
Now we tend to go Self catering for long stays and the Port Charlotte Hotel for short stays .
Only another 2 months till our next visit ....... Dancing

When are you over Wave (or have i asked you before)?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you going to visit a distillery or brewery this year Reply with quote

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Wave wrote:

W00t!!
I just got reservations at the Lochside Hotel in Bowmore, Islay (just across the street from the Bowmore distillery!) for a week stay.
I've never stayed there before but I've had dinner there once which was quite nice and a it has good pub!

http://www.lochsidehotel.co.uk/


Have only stayed at the Lochside once since the new owners took over and the food wasn't anything special , your average pub fayre . We used to stay there all the time when Alistair and Ann had it , the food was superb and the Malt selection was stunning (250+ Islays and the other stuff) , spent many a long night dramming and chatting ......
Now we tend to go Self catering for long stays and the Port Charlotte Hotel for short stays .
Only another 2 months till our next visit ....... Dancing

When are you over Wave (or have i asked you before)?

Slainté
Gordon


I'll be on Islay the 20th of June till the 26th. The last couple of times there I've stayed at the Port Askaig Hotel which is a nice place and quite scenic, but there is nothing around it and the hike up that hill (from Port Askaig) is murder!! At least in Bowmore if I don't care for the food/drink at The Lochside or want something else I'll have other close-by options to choose from.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye it's a canny climb up from Port Askaig even in the car !
There's always the Indian over the road from the Lochside and on a thursday i can thoroughly recommend the Nippy Chippy that parks next to the square , some of the best fish and chips available in Scotland !

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you going to visit a distillery or brewery this year Reply with quote

Wave wrote:
talisker25 wrote:
Old Faithful wrote:
talisker25 wrote:
If you are going to Scotland and you intend to visit a distillery or brewery, try this link


http://www.visitscotland.com/


Thanks for the link Talisker, I'd love to get back to Scotland this year!! - Don't know if it's gonna happen or not yet though Crying or Very sad


March 16th for me, going to do the grouse experience for the 1st time (cos its free), probably tullibardine again, oban and try to take in dalwhinnie Very Happy


Oban is is a nice one to visit, love the town too! Dalwhinnie (went there by train from Perth) has a very picturesque setting. As being
seemingly off the beaten track as to it's remoteness and in the middle of the mountains I got just as 3 buses pulled in! Shocked
It was still a good distillery tour and worth the trip! Smile

Countryside around Dalwhinie...


Dalwhinnie Distillery.....




Cheers!!


This is another view, taken a couple of years back on the road from Fort William, the picture does not do the view justice as it was a dark stormy day with the pure white distillery in the sunshine (and it was freezing)



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Are you going to visit a distillery or brewery this year Reply with quote

talisker25 wrote:
Wave wrote:
talisker25 wrote:
Old Faithful wrote:
talisker25 wrote:
If you are going to Scotland and you intend to visit a distillery or brewery, try this link


http://www.visitscotland.com/


Thanks for the link Talisker, I'd love to get back to Scotland this year!! - Don't know if it's gonna happen or not yet though Crying or Very sad


March 16th for me, going to do the grouse experience for the 1st time (cos its free), probably tullibardine again, oban and try to take in dalwhinnie Very Happy


Oban is is a nice one to visit, love the town too! Dalwhinnie (went there by train from Perth) has a very picturesque setting. As being
seemingly off the beaten track as to it's remoteness and in the middle of the mountains I got just as 3 buses pulled in! Shocked
It was still a good distillery tour and worth the trip! Smile

Countryside around Dalwhinie...


Dalwhinnie Distillery.....




Cheers!!


This is another view, taken a couple of years back on the road from Fort William, the picture does not do the view justice as it was a dark stormy day with the pure white distillery in the sunshine (and it was freezing)



Very Happy


Very atmospheric, must be all the vapours from the distillery Very Happy
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